Three Ways to Earn Money for your School

My family and I are fortunate enough to live in a great district with schools that tend to be well funded and rank highly. Still every school can use a little extra help. While I’d known of the Boxtops for Education program for years, it never really hit home until I had a child in a school that collected boxtops.

Box Tops for Education

If you’re not familiar with the program, the concept is simple. You can find Box Tops for Education coupons on too many grocery items and housewares to count, from cereal to trash bags and everything in between. All you have to do is pay attention. Check out my haul above. All of these we would buy on a regular shopping trip, and they all contain BoxTops. Sometimes the logo is small, but it is always visible:

Once you take the products home, you simply cut out the coupons from the packaging and turn them in at your child’s school. However, for convenience, you can also earn Bonus eBox Tops via a tab on the Walmart Facebook page, and you can even learn which products at Walmart contain multiple codes — up to 4 Box Tops per product!

If you’re trying to maximize your efforts, this is is a great way to go. For each Box Top collected, the school receives 10 cents. Simple, right? It really is. Last year, my family had to have turned in more than 100 Boxtops, and I know that there were more than a few we forgot to collect.

But Box Tops aren’t the only way to earn money for your favorite school. Scholastic and Campbell’s also have awesome programs that allow you to help your school simply by buying the products you’re likely to be buying anyway.

Campell’s Labels for Education

The Campbell’s Labels for Education program is similar to the Box Tops program in that you can find coupons on a variety of  products, including Campbell’s soup, yogurt and others. However, the labels work on a points system, and you’ll also find codes on bottle caps. More than 60,000 schools are registered with the program, including preschools, child care centers and even home school programs. Bonus? If you buy Labels for Education products at Walmart, many of them will contain bonus points. In addition, you can earn e-Labels online, so you can make your efforts go quite a bit further.

Scholastic/Kellogg’s Book Program

The final program in which Walmart is participating is one that is dear to my heart. I love reading, and I do my best to encourage my daughter to love it too. But there are a lot of families who can’t afford books for their children and still others who are so focused on other survival priorities that just don’t buy books. Well, Scholastic and Kellogg’s are working with Walmart to change that. If you purchase the specially marked three-packs of Kellogg’s cereals, available only at Walmart, you’ll earn a $5 coupon for a free book from Scholastic! Just claim your Scholastic Kellogg’s codes at the Walmart Facebook page.

I’m all about finding easy ways to give. If you’re going to be shopping anyway, why not use that shopping to help your favorite school?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. I was provided with compensation for sharing these school earning opportunities with. Participation is voluntary and, as usual, all opinions are my own.

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!


    1. Happy to help, Laila! I knew about Campbells Labels for Education, but never used them. I cringe to think of how many I’ve thrown away over the last two years!

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